TD Tawandang deploys Google Cloud’s data fabric

Thailand-based retail tech firm TD Tawandang is implementing Google Cloud’s Dataplex to facilitate data flows between POS applications and a centralised, cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

With Dataplex, TD and store owners can track products sold and gain real-time visibility over their earnings and available inventory. 

TD then uses Google Cloud’s predictive modeling, Vertex AI, business intelligence, and data visualization tools to help its retail distribution teams forecast demand and schedule deliveries for just-in-time stock replenishments. Through handheld devices provided by TD, store owners receive delivery information beforehand and push notifications once these replenishments arrive

Using Dataplex, TD is working with Google Cloud to help conventional mom-and-pop stores reinvent their business operations, overcome competitive challenges, and boost profitability.

To safeguard the retailers’ livelihoods and elevate their competitiveness, TD offers a profit-sharing partnership model, gives their stores a visual makeover, and provides them with access to its unified TD Retail Platform. 

The platform is built entirely on Google Cloud’s secure and scalable infrastructure, and advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) technologies. Each refurbished store then features a “Tookdee” logo alongside its original name.

Through the platform, which includes a smart point of sale (POS) application connected to a full retail distribution network, TD automates stock replenishments and financial accounting on the store’s behalf. 

Instead of closing their stores to visit wholesalers and manually recording sales transactions, store owners can focus on other tasks like receiving goods, printing out price tags and promotion messages from the smart POS, restocking shelves, and building relationships with their customers.

As part of its next phase of collaboration with Google Cloud, TD is exploring data collection from sensors that measure air temperature and humidity outside each store or track movements to different areas of the shop floor. 

These could help the TD Retail Platform respond to weather patterns and consumers’ seasonal needs, while product displays and store layouts can be optimised to attract customer attention and expose them to more merchandise.